Midterm Study Guide

Midterm Study Guide - 1061 Midterm Study Guide The midterm...

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1061 Midterm Study Guide The midterm exam will be given on Monday, March 2, at your regular class time and location. For this exam, you should bring a pencil and a small scantron. The exam will consist of fifty (50) multiple choice questions. You will have the entire class period (fifty minutes) to complete the exam. The questions will be drawn from materials you have read in your textbook (introduction, history, and agent sections) and from concepts discussed in class lectures. The questions on this exam will fall into two broad categories: recall questions and application questions . Recall questions simply ask you to regurgitate straightforward material like definitions. Application questions ask you to go beyond the class concept and apply it to a scenario. An example of a recall question: 1. __________ interests are those interests which are clearly present in the rhetor’s discourse. A. Personal B. Hidden C. Implicit D. Explicit An example of an application question: 2. Joy smoked until her mid-30s. She gave up smoking and has not smoked for years. She is talking to a group of college students who smoke about the importance of not smoking. Joy has: A. Demographic homophily B. Background homophily C. Attitude homophily D. All of the above In terms of class readings, you should read the material from the very beginning (roman numerals) up through page 11. All material in the book is considered fair play. In terms of lecture notes, you should look over the following terms from class. I have tried to organize them chronologically, but sometimes I discuss things out of order. What is Communication? 1) Symbols -Anything that stands in or represents something else -Verbal Example: Words -Nonverbal Example: handshake, use of color, facial expression 2) Invisible aspects of Communication 1. Way we derive meaning works invisibly Prescribe meaning to certain things Meaning is invisible in and of itself (humans decided what words symbolize certain things 2. Symbols and the meanings we attach to them are completely subjective Varies from person to person Based on personal relationship or experience with that symbol 3. Take for granted communication is learned Learn through a process to communicate with others Communication based on the experiences we’ve learned
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We continually learn and relearn communication Learn through the process of communication Learn who you are through the process of communication 3) Definition of Communication Theory -the area of communication studies that focuses on identifying how individuals and groups exchange and assign meaning to messages. 4) Features of Communication 1. All communication is based on the use of symbols (verbal and nonverbal) 2. Communication is a continual process (doesn’t have a beginning or end) (ongoing) You can never not communicate. 3.
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